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Everything Happens Somewhere 2018

Thursday 10th May

GeoPlace annual conference, exhibition and Awards

Edgbaston Stadium | The County Ground | Edgbaston | Birmingham B5 7QU
UPRN 100071570274, USRN 41002936, TOID 1000002202489440

The leading event for local government address, street information and geographic information experts in Great Britain will take place in the heart of England, Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club since 1882.



Provisional agenda

Please note that the agenda and timings are subject to change, however, the conference will start at 10am and finish no later than 16.15

  Plenary room Streets SNN

Registration, refreshments
& exhibition


Welcome from GeoPlace
Managing Director


Street Manager: minimising
disruption and improve journeys
for the public - Sally Kendall
head of street works policy
and regulation, traffic and
technology division,
Department for Transport

Connected Nations – State of
the UK infrastructure; superfast
broadband and universal service -
Andrew Button, Data Analysis
Manager, Ofcom

10.50 Discussion    

Working with software suppliers to make
life easier, introduction to exhibitors– 
Luke Studden, Supplier Liaison Manager,

11.20 Refreshments and exhibition    

The UPRN; linking health and
care providers – Dr Abraham P. George,
Consultant in Public Health,
Kent Integated Database,
Kent County Council

Addressing at the heart of a council's
business - LLPG Systems Support
Officer, Wolverhampton City Council 


Chris McKee, Statistician,
Department for Transport

Speaker to be confirmed

12.30 Roundtable discussion session   Street naming and numbering
13.00 Lunch    
14.00 Roundtable discussion session   Street naming and numbering

The fundamental importance of
address quality to the census
and impact on local government
funding - Alistair Calder, Head of
Address Register and Census
Methodology, Office for
National Statistics and
Juliet Whitworth, Research
and Information Manager, LGA 

Why I hate addresses – Jon Franklin,
Head of Data & Information Strategy,
Strategy Group, Valuation Office Agency


Janet Chapman, Technical Manager,
Street Works Policy, Thames Water

Samantha Brothwell, Street Works
Policy Manager, Western Power
15.15 Refreshments and exhibition    
15.35 Working as a community - Glenn Dobson,
Principal Chair Regional Streets Group
and Cathy Coelho, Principal Chair
Regional Address Group
15.45 Presentation of the Exemplar Awards
by Councillor Ian Ward,
Leader of Birmingham City Council
16.00 Close of conference, winners' photos
drinks overlooking the cricket pitch